SwiftStack Exits Stealth With Open Source Swift Software-Defined Storage

SwiftStack is developing software-defined storage for object storage in order to make it easy for customers in the web, mobile and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) markets with a heavy mobile focus to run a public storage cloud inside their own data centers, Arnold said.

With Swift, the actual object store is decoupled from the management, allowing customers to use commodity storage systems and to scale out their storage infrastructures similar to how Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) S3 does for public clouds, he said.